Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth


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Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (May 31, 1893 – August 31, 1986) was an American author of fiction and poetry for children and adults. Her children's novel, The Cat Who Went to Heaven, won the 1931 Newbery Medal.

Life

Elizabeth Coatsworth was born May 31, 1893, to Ida Reid and William T. Coatsworth, a prosperous grain merchant in Buffalo, New York. Coatsworth attended ... more »

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  • ''Mistress, there are portents abroad of magic and might,
    And things that are yet to be done. Open the door!''
    Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (b. 1893), U.S. poet. On a Night of Snow (l. 13-14). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, e...
  • ''"Little I ask
    And that little is not granted."
    There are few crumbs
    In this world any more.''
    Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (b. 1893), U.S. poet. The Mouse (l. 5-8). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) O...
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